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Where To Give

More than 200 worthy causes throughout Southwest Florida

BY September 23, 2022
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Consider this your definitive guide to giving, with a list of more than 200 nonprofits fueling the philanthropic scene in Collier and Lee Counties. Check with the organizations for the latest information.

 

Collier County

 

COLLIER COUNTY | LEE COUNTY

 

Additional Needs, Inc.

The organization provides a user-friendly and time-saving website with current and comprehensive information about available resources and tools for children and adults with additional needs. This website also assists the families of these individuals in finding appropriate services. ANI shares their insights through personal articles on reaching one’s full potential.

Founder and CEO: Douglas Sharpe

(239) 298-1499

P.O. Box 110124, Naples

additionalneeds.info

 

Animal Compassion Project, Inc.

The nonprofit operates companion animal rescue, promotes alternatives to euthanasia/TNR for cats, assists with spay/neuter/pet food, advocates for animal rights, serves as an educational resource and operates a sanctuary for unsocialized, behaviorally challenged and special needs cats.

President: Michele Antonia

(239) 825-4093

7620 Rookery Lane, Naples

animalcompassionproject.org

 

Artis—Naples

As the premier organization for the visual and performing arts in Southwest Florida, Artis—Naples presents a unique range of world-class programs including music, film, dance and comedy, as well as a variety of exhibitions and lectures.

CEO and President: Kathleen van Bergen

(239) 597-1111

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples

artisnaples.org

 

Audubon Western Everglades

Protecting Southwest Florida’s natural resources and wildlife through advocacy and education.

Executive Director: Ted Rodman

(239) 643-7822

12250 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 330, Naples

audubonwe.org

 

Ave Maria School of Law

Ranked a Princeton Review Best Law School, a national Military Friendly school and the nation’s Most Devout Law School, Ave Maria Law offers a distinctive Catholic education characterized by the harmony of faith and reason. Visit the North Naples campus in the Vineyards to witness the mission of educating future lawyers with impeccable technical skills and a firm commitment to the moral and ethical values that have made this country great.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs: Maureen M. Milliron

(239) 687-5405

1025 Commons Circle, Naples

avemarialaw.edu

 

Avow

The organization provides hospice, palliative care and grief support services, with compassionate care for patients of all ages in Collier County. Avow guides them through life’s most challenging transitions.

President and CEO: Jaysen Roa

(239) 261-4404

1095 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples

avowcares.org

 

Baby Basics of Collier County

The mission is to provide and distribute diapers and kindness to babies of low-income, hard-working families in Collier County. The nonprofit also extends services to Bonita Springs.

President and Founder: Jean Ann Lynch

(617) 510-4468

PO Box 413005, Naples

babybasicscollier.org

 

Better Together

Helps struggling parents with the tools and support system to thrive, keep their children out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their problems to reunite.

CEO: Megan Rose

(239) 470-2733

15275 Collier Blvd., Suites 201-284, Naples

bettertogetherus.org

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Collier

Matches children with an adult volunteer mentor (a Big Brother or Big Sister) to help them achieve educational success, increase confidence, improve relationships and reach their full potential.

President and CEO: Joy Mahler

(239) 331-7133

1016 Collier Center Way, Suite 100, Naples

bbbssun.org

 

Bikes for Tykes

A bicycle ‘re-cycle’ program that supplies those in need of transportation. There’s emphasis on children, but they help adults as well. Established in 1987, BFT has produced more than 39,000 bicycles for those in Collier and Lee Counties.

Founder and CEO: Skip Riffle

(239) 774-5846

5950 Cope Lane, Naples

bikesfortykes.org

 

Books for Collier Kids

Books for Collier Kids provides a new, top-quality, age-appropriate book each month to more than 10,000 disadvantaged Collier students in pre-K, kindergarten, first and second grade. Since 2005, the organization has provided more than 1.5 million books.

Board Chair: Sallie Williams

(239) 394-4062

P.O. Box 10811, Naples

booksforcollierkids.org

 

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County

The Collier County location serves more than 4,000 children and teens in Naples and Immokalee, ages 6 to 18. The team provides a safe, enriching environment during out-of-school time— a critical time of day for youth. Here, 96 percent of members receive free or reduced lunch, 55 percent of members come from homes where English is not the main spoken language and 100 percent of members receive partial or full scholarships to attend the clubs.

President and CEO: Megan McCarthy

(239) 325-1700

7500 Davis Blvd., Naples

bgccc.com

 

Center For Reduction of Religious-Based Conflict

With international headquarters in Naples, its purpose is to sensitize and educate people and governments to the very real problem of religious-based conflict, its causes, its problems and its increasing costs. The nonprofit describes long-term solutions, which go beyond the current mantra of tolerance, and show how they can be immediately and realistically implemented.

Director: Terry O. Trowbridge

(239) 821-4850

649 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 201, Naples

center2000.org

 

Champions For Learning

As the education foundation supporting Collier County schools, Champions For Learning creates life-changing learning experiences by connecting students with the community to provide a culture of learning, innovation and support for college and career readiness.

(239) 643-4755

3606 Enterprise Ave., Suite 150, Naples

championsforlearning.org

 

Charity for Change

With a vision to end hate, violence, bullying and cruelty, Charity for Change connects the hearts and minds of children by developing mental wellness, character, generosity and gratitude through academics. Children learn to care about each other and the world around them while improving social-emotional learning skills and academic outcomes.

Founder, President and CEO: Karen Conley

(239) 592-6787

10681 Airport-Pulling Road, Suite23, Naples

charityforchange.org

 

Child’s Path

The nonprofit enriches the lives of working families and underserved children in Collier County through high-quality early childhood education.

CEO: Heather Singleton

(239) 643-3908

15275 Collier Blvd., Suites 201-359, Naples

childspath.org

 

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Collier County

The CAC works to minimize the trauma to child victims who have been physically or sexually abused. The CAC accomplishes this through intervention, treatment, advocacy and counseling.

CEO: Jackie Stephens

(239) 263-8383

1036 Sixth Ave N., Naples

caccollier.org

 

Christ Child Society of Naples

An all-volunteer, multi-denominational organization dedicated to improving infant care, providing basic needs, promoting literacy, and providing college and technical scholarships for the underserved children of Collier County.

President: Gloria Gaughan

(239) 404-4410

8805 Tamiami Trail North, #202, Naples

christchildnaples.org

 

Collier Community Foundation

The trusted leader in identifying and responding to critical needs, CCF optimizes charitable giving through community knowledge, grant oversight and personalized service. The organization also operates the Women’s Foundation of Collier County and has trademarked the slogan: Informed giving. Powerful results.

President and CEO: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000

1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples

colliercf.org

 

Collier County 100 Club

This team works to assist first responders and their families financially in times of tragedy.

Executive Director: Ellie Krier

(239) 262-0015

P.O. Box 2008, Naples

collier100club.org

 

Collier-Lee County Honor Flight

A 100 percent volunteer organization created solely to honor local American war veterans for their sacrifices. Honor Flight salutes the heroes by transporting them to Washington for the day to visit and reflect at their respective memorials. There is never a charge to the Veterans being honored.

Founders: Sean and Deborah Lux

(239) 777-9295

P.O. Box 8001, Naples

collierhonorflight.org

 

Collier County Hunger and Homeless Coalition

The mission is to support the planning, delivery and coordination of high-quality services to the hungry, the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in the community.

Executive Director: Michael Overway

(239) 263-9363

P.O. Box 9202, Naples

collierhomelesscoalition.org

 

Collier Senior Center

Formerly Collier Senior resources, the center provides comprehensive services and resources, including daily lunch, emergency assistance and socialization for older adults.

Director of Senior Center: Esther Lully

(239) 252-4541

4898 Coronado Parkway, Naples

collierseniorcenter.org

 

Community Pregnancy Clinics, Inc. (CPCI)

Founded in 1974, the pro-life medical organization provides free services to women experiencing crisis pregnancies and has saved more than 20,000 babies.

CEO: Scott Baier

(239) 262-6381

940 5th Ave N., Naples

supportcpci.com

 

Community School of Naples

The school is committed to academic excellence. It’s mission is to inspire and empower students to realize their potential as engaged learners and responsible global citizens.

Head of School: Dr. David Watson

(239) 597-7575

13275 Livingston Road, Naples

communityschoolnaples.org

 

Conservancy of Southwest Florida

A nonprofit environmental protection organization with a 58-year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land, wildlife and future of the five-county region. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation.

President and CEO: Rob Moher

(239) 262-0304

1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples

conservancy.org

 

Cypress Cove Landkeepers Inc.

Purchases, preserves and restores ecologically sensitive lands and wildlife corridors in Southwest Florida. The Landkeepers manage the 10-acre Gore Nature Education Center in Naples to encourage research, nature education and local habitat exploration.

President: Shane Duff

(239) 308-0281

4261 40th Ave. SE, Naples

cclandkeepers.com

 

David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC)

DLC is Collier County’s only comprehensive, nonprofit provider serving children, adults and families with compassionate, advanced mental health, substance use and integrated healthcare solutions. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential and community-based care.

President and CEO: Scott Burgess

(239) 455-8500

6075 Bathey Lane, Naples

dlcenters.org

 

Empty Bowls Naples, Inc.

An all-volunteer 501c organization fighting to end hunger “one bowl” at a time. Empty Bowls funds grants for agencies that distribute food to those in need in Collier and Lee Counties. So far the team has distributed more than $642,000 to Community Cooperative’s Meals of Hope, Midwest Food Bank, St. Matthew’s House and The Shelter for Abused Women and Children.

President: Betsy L Dawson

(239) 591-8848

2221 Corporation Blvd., Naples

emptybowlsnaples.com

 

English-Speaking Union, Naples Branch

The goal is to promote literacy and foster global understanding by providing education and cultural opportunities for students, educators and members.

President: Pamela Voss

(239) 330-2533

P.O. Box 413005, PMB 22, Naples

esuus.org

 

Everglades Society for Historic Preservation

Strives to preserve historic sites, structures, documents, artifacts, and memories within the Everglades Area. The society is currently restoring the 1927 Bank of Everglades Building and operates the Visitor Center in Everglades City.

President: Patty Huff

(239) 719-0020

P.O. Box 46, Everglades City

eshp.org

 

Feral Felines

Cares for stray cats in the Everglades area with a neuter/spay/release program and daily feeding follow-up.

President: Barbara Lewinski

(239) 243-2226, (239) 695-2905

24 Spoonbill Ave., Chokoloskee

 

First Tee Naples

A positive youth development organization integrating golf with nine core values. The organization creates active learning experiences that build inner strength, self-confidence, resilience and prepares kids and teens for life, school and careers.

Executive Director: Cindy Darland

(239) 825-4851

1370 Creekside Blvd., Naples

firstteenaplescollier.org

 

For the Love of Cats

As a rescue group since 2002, the nonprofit saves cats and kittens throughout the community with programs to help community cats and senior cats, as well as providing pet food and assistance to help families keep their pets.

Founder: Jan Rich

(239) 642-8674

P.O. Box 1777, Marco Island

fortheloveofcatsfl.com

 

Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS)

The mission of the Foundation of CCMS is to provide support and leadership programs that address access to healthcare and promote health education. Contributions help provide scholarships for students pursuing careers in healthcare, support health education programs and fund local healthcare programs in need.

Executive Director: April Donahue

(239) 435-7727

88 12th St. N., Unit 200, Naples

ccmsfoundation.org

 

Freedom Waters Foundation

The foundation improves the lives of individuals and veterans with special needs and serious illnesses by providing therapeutic marine-related experiences on the water.

Founder and Executive Director: Debra Frenkel, LCSW

(239) 263-2377

895 10th St. S., Suite 302-F, Naples

freedomwatersfoundation.org

 

Friends of the Collier County Museum Inc.

Since 1986, the group has contributed funds, professional services and countless volunteer hours to support the museums’ collections, exhibitions, programs and restoration projects.

Executive Director: William Dwight

(248) 866-4364

P.O. Box 2181, Naples

foccm.com

 

Friends of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park

Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park is one of the last remaining underdeveloped barrier islands in Collier County. Funds raised through volunteer activities are used to improve park facilities and provide necessary amenities.

President: Ursula Gibbons

(239) 287-7826

11135 Gulf Shore Drive North, Naples

delnor-wiggins.org

 

Friends of Fakahatchee, Inc.

Provides financial and volunteer support to Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park. Educates the public about the park’s importance in the Everglades, its ecology and cultural heritage.

President: Francine Stevens

(239) 695-1023

P.O. Box 35, Everglades City

orchidswamp.org

 

Friends of Foster Children Forever

The Friends strive to fulfill the needs of children in the foster care system throughout Collier County.

Executive Director: Ann Hughes

(239) 262-1808

3050 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 260, Naples

friendsoffosterchildren.net

 

Friends of the Library of Collier County

Supports the 10-branch library through major funding for e-books, providing return postage on CCPL lending services to homebound patrons, supporting branch enhancements for tangible items not covered in the library budget, sponsoring library events, and funding genealogy software and research material.

President: Kenneth Assal

(239) 262-8135

650 Central Ave., Naples

collier-friends.org

 

Friends of the Museum of the Everglades

Provides financial and volunteer support to keep history alive in the local museum, founded in 1998.

President: Vicky Wells

(239) 252-5026

P.O. Box 677, Everglades City

evergladesmuseum.org

 

Friends of the River of Grass Greenway (FROGG)

FROGG is committed to establishing the safe use of US 41 across the Everglades between Naples and Miami, as well as focusing on safety and environmental education and stewardship for those hiking, walking, and cycling throughout the area.

Board Chair: Patricia Huff

(239) 719-0020

P.O. Box 5031, Everglades City

evergladesrogg.org

 

Friends of Rookery Bay

The Friends connect people with the dynamic coastal environment in support of Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Executive Director: Athan Barkoukis

(239) 530-5940

300 Tower Road, Naples

rookerybay.org

 

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, Inc.

The mission is to provide quality, affordable education for children and parents from low-income working families. Fun Time prepares children for kindergarten so that they’re ready to read and ready to learn.

Executive Director: Jessica Campbell

(239) 261-8284

102 12th St. N., Naples

funtimeacademy.org

 

Golden PAWS Assistance Dogs

This organization, which recently opened a new center in Naples, promotes independence for combat wounded veterans and children with life-changing disabilities through assistance dogs.

Founder and Executive Director: Jeannie Bates

(239) 775-1660

3645 Gateway Lane, Naples

goldenpaws.org

 

Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)

CMON celebrates the natural curiosity of children by offering a dynamic educational space that encourages exploration and discovery. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together.

CEO: Jonathan Foerster

(239) 514-0084

15080 Livingston Road, Naples

cmon.org

 

Grace Place for Children and Families

The nonprofit designs programs to serve Golden Gate families, with education programs for early childhood and adults. The mission is to cultivate an educational

environment within households by engaging parents. The food pantry supports Grace Place’s mission by serving more than 2,500 families a year.

Executive Director: Lara Fisher

(239) 255-7220

4300 21st Ave. S.W., Naples

graceplacenaples.org

 

Guadalupe Center, Inc.

Guadalupe Center is a Collier County-based nonprofit organization with a mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.

President and CEO: Dawn Montecalvo

(239) 657-7711

509 Hope Circle, Immokalee

guadalupecenter.org

 

Gulf Coast Big Band Inc.

The band plays six free jazz concerts in Cambier Park each season. The 17-piece group, under the direction of popular trumpeter Dan Miller, loves performing the music of such greats as Ellington and Basie for Naples audiences. Through the years, the band has provided more than $80,000 in scholarships for young Collier County jazz musicians, and these students have often played with the group at its concerts.

Conductor: Dan Miller

(239) 234-7630

255 Deerwood Circle, #4, Naples

gulfcoastbigband.com

 

Gulfshore Playhouse

Naples’ premier professional regional theatre, committed to enriching the region’s cultural landscape through world-class productions and impactful education programs. These programs are elegant, inspiring, uplifting and thought-provoking.

CEO and Producing Artistic Director: Kristen Coury

(239) 261-7529

2640 Golden Gate Parkway, Suite 211, Naples

gulfshoreplayhouse.org

 

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

By partnering with donors and volunteers, Habitat Collier provides homeownership opportunities for families in the Naples and Immokalee communities. Families qualify and invest sweat equity before purchasing their home with an affordable mortgage.

CEO: Rev. Lisa Lefkow

(239) 775-0036

11145 Tamiami Trail, East, Naples

Habitatcollier.org

 

Hadassah Collier/Lee Chapter

Fighting for Holocaust and anti-hate education funding in schools, uncovering groundbreaking medical research, or setting a young person on a path to success—Hadassah’s global impact brings healing to the world.

President: Joyce Toub

(239) 269-3666

3468 Donoso Court, Naples

hadassah.org

 

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida

Celebrating 45 years of care, Healthcare Network is a nonprofit organization working to ensure primary medical care is accessible to everyone in the community, regardless of job or insurance status.

President and CEO: Jamie Ulmer

(239) 658-3000

1454 Madison Ave. West, Immokalee

healthcareswfl.org

 

Heil Luthringer Foundation, Inc.

The Heil Luthringer Foundation for MS provides multiple sclerosis education to afflicted individuals and their families, the local community, and healthcare professionals.

Co-founder and President: Dr. Debbie Heil

(239) 595-7179

11623 Useppa Court, Naples

empowermenteducation.org

 

Help A Diabetic Child (HADC) Foundation Inc.

HADC strives to ease the financial and emotional burden for children and young adults living with diabetes.

Founder: Tami Balavage

(239) 821-5051

P.O. Box 110161, Naples

helpadiabeticchild.org

 

Hope for Haiti Inc.

Works to improve the lives of people living in Haiti—particularly children­—by helping community leaders in rural areas improve education, healthcare, infrastructure, access to clean water and economic opportunity.

CEO: Skyler Badenoch

(239) 434-7183

1021 5th Ave. N., Naples

hopeforhaiti.com

 

Humane Society Naples Inc.

An independent nonprofit serving the public by providing care, shelter and home placement for orphaned animals in the Collier County area through pet adoptions. The organization never places a time limit on how long dogs, cats and other pets stay at the shelter. Humane Society is supported solely by donations.

Executive Director: Sarah Baeckler

(239) 643-1555

370 Airport-Pulling Road N., Naples

hsnaples.org

 

JDRF

The world’s largest nonprofit funder of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. While the focus is on finding and funding a cure, the team also works to support and improve the lives of those living with T1D.

Executive Director: Kathleen Cleeland

(239) 591-2825

3369 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 202, Naples

jdrf.org

 

KOVA Foundation

The foundation inspires hope, enhances the quality of life and contributes to nonprofit organizations for individuals and families in need, giving 100 percent of donations to the causes.

Chairwoman: Lisa Emma

(239) 261-2627

9130 Galleria Court, Suite 100, Naples

kovafoundation.org

 

Lighthouse of Collier, Inc.

The independence is the mission. We offer programs and services, at no charge, to help the blind and visually impaired become independent in Collier County.

CEO: Scott Flagel

(239) 430-3934

2685 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 101, Naples

lighthouseofcollier.org

 

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County

Provides literacy services for children and adults, improving their English skills and enhancing the lives of students and their families.

Executive Director: Susan Spry

(239) 262-4448

8833 Tamiami Trail E., Naples

collierliteracyvolunteers.org

 

March of Dimes

Leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. The team supports research, lead programs, provides education and advocates so that every family has the best possible start.

Executive Director: Austin Simon

(239) 380-0388

marchofdimes.org

 

Marco Island Center for the Arts

A place to gather, learn and get inspired through programs including virtual and on-site classes, workshops for adults and children and special presentations that showcase local, national and international artists. The group recently launched Arts Center Theatre with performances on the island.
 
Executive Director: Hyla Crane
 
(239) 394-4221
 
1010 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
 

 

Marco Island Historical Society

The mission is to preserve and share the history and heritage of Marco Island and the surrounding area.

CEO: Patricia Rutledge

(239) 389-6447

180 South Heathwood Drive, Marco Island

themihs.org

 

Marco Island Shell Club Inc.

The mission is to promote the study, conservation, history, and science of seashells and mollusks, and to encourage shell-related interests, such as shell collecting, crafting and shell art.

President: Cindy Wesolowski

P.O. Box 633, Marco Island

marcoshellclub.com

 

Magee-Womens Research Institute/Foundation

Based in Pittsburgh, the foundation hosts a women’s symposium in Naples, and conducts research dedicated to women’s health and reproductive biology.

CEO: Michael Annichine

(412) 641-6091

3240 Craft Place, Suite 100 Pittsburgh, PA

mageewomens.org

 

Naples Art

An award-winning nonprofit that has served and enriched the community since 1954, with classes and workshops for adults and children of all levels, an ARTScool summer youth arts education program, exhibitions throughout the year, a myriad of collaborative outreach programs with area nonprofits, and an annual outdoor art shows.

Executive Director and Chief Curator: Frank Verpoorten

(239) 262-6517

585 Park St., Naples

naplesart.org

 

Naples Botanical Garden

A 170-acre garden featuring plants from around the world, with a mission to develop and conserve collections and habitats representative of the flora and cultures between the 26th latitudes. It provides arts, culture, education, conservation, wellness and volunteer programs.

President and CEO: Donna McGinnis

(239) 643-7275

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples

naplesgarden.org

 

Naples Children & Education Foundation Inc.

The foundation improves the educational, emotional and health outcomes of children in the community. Since its inception, NCEF has impacted the lives of more than 275,000 local children.

CEO: Maria Jimenez-Lara

(239) 514-2239

2590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

napleswinefestival.com

 

Naples Concert Band Inc.

Now in its 51st season, the Naples Concert Band is a nonprofit organization dedicated to entertaining the community with monthly Concerts in the Park during season at Cambier Park.

President: Dave Drewek

(239) 270-1221

P.O. Box 31, Naples

naplesconcertband.org

 

Naples Garden Club, Inc.

A community-oriented charitable and educational organization fostering appreciation and understanding of horticulture, design, and the environment by providing opportunities for learning and sharing.

(239) 262-1272

4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples

naplesgardenclub.org

 

Naples Historical Society

The society is the central voice of Naples history. It also runs the Historic Palm Cottage, which is considered the portal to the city’s past.

President and CEO: Elaine Reed

(239) 261-8164

137 12th Ave. S., Naples

napleshistoricalsociety.org

 

Naples Jazz Society, Inc.

Founded in 1995 to promote jazz music—specifically the American music popular between 1890 and 1940—in Southwest Florida. The society hosts performances by Happy Jazz Band, The Naples Dixieland Jazz Band and The Naples Jazzmasters Dixieland Band.

President: Lois Kehoe

(239) 327-3835

3836 Jungle Plum Drive E., Naples

naplesjazzsociety.com

 

Naples Lions Club

The primary goal is to preserve the sight and hearing of individuals in need through funding, completing eye exams, providing glasses, eye surgery and hearing aids for adults and children.

President: Austin Raabe

(239) 566-7846

P.O. Box 110474, Naples

napleslionsclub.com

 

Naples Senior Center at JFCS, Inc.

Enriches the lives of adults 60 and older by providing comprehensive programs and services to support and strengthen these adults and their families, often at times of vulnerability and crisis.

CEO: Dr. Jaclynn Faffer

(239) 325-4444

5025 Castello Drive, Naples

naplesseniorcenter.org

 

Naples Therapeutic Riding Center

The center exists to improve the lives of children and adults with physical, social and mental health needs through therapeutic riding and other equine programs.

Executive Director: Martin de St. Pierre

(239) 596-2988

206 Ridge Drive, Naples

naplestherapeuticridingcenter.org

 

Naples Woman’s Club

An organization dedicated to enhancing the community through philanthropic activities and volunteer service. The nonprofit hosts events during the year to support charitable causes and build friendships among women.

President: Patti Taylor

(239) 262-6331

570 Park St., Naples

napleswomansclub.org

 

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

The zoo’s mission is to inspire people of all ages to respect, value, and help conserve wildlife and the natural world.

President and CEO: Jack Mulvena

(239) 262-5409

1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

napleszoo.org

 

NCH Healthcare System

Established in 1956, the locally governed, nonprofit cares for patients throughout Southwest Florida. Philanthropic support from the community has grown the hospital from a small 50-bed operation to a nationally recognized 716-bed, two-hospital healthcare system. It’s now embarking on one of the most significant undertakings yet: redefining NCH as an advanced community health system.

President and CEO: Paul Hiltz

(239) 624-2000

350 7th St. N., Naples

nchmd.org

 

Neighborhood Health Clinic

Delivers quality medical and dental care to low-income, working, uninsured Collier County adults with a professional volunteer staff, funded by private philanthropy.

CEO: Leslie Lascheid

(239) 261-6600

88 12th St. N., Naples

neighborhoodhealthclinic.org

 

New Horizons of Southwest Florida Inc.

Changes the lives of under-resourced students by providing tutoring, mentoring and character-building programs at its trusted neighborhood clubs.

Executive Director: Linda M. Cunning

(239) 948-4146

P.O. Box 111833, Naples

newhorizonsofswfl.org

 

Opera Naples, Inc.

A community-based, nonprofit arts organization rooted in volunteerism, education and world-class opera performances. The troupe produces a full season of opera and concerts at the Wang Opera Center and the Festival Under the Stars outdoor opera series.

Chairman: Larry Ost

(239) 963-9050

2408 Linwood Ave., Naples

operanaples.org

 

Pace Center for Girls, Inc. – Pace Collier at Immokalee

Pace Collier at Immokalee provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy.

Executive Director: Marianne Kearns

(239) 842-5406

160 N. 1st St., Immokalee

pacecenter.org

 

Pan-Florida Challenge

This organization funds cancer-prevention research, patient support and provides cancer-fighting food to hungry children statewide.

Executive Director: Jeri Goetz

(239) 298-1620

2097 Trade Center Way, Suite D, Naples

panfloridachallenge.org

 

PANIRA Healthcare Clinic, Inc.

Fundraising event to support the Clinic’s needs.

CEO and President: Lawrence Egger

(239) 529-5580

4975 East Tamiami Trail, Naples

panirahealthcareclinic.org

 

Parkinson’s Association of Southwest Florida

Provides proven and effective programs and services that educate, enrich and empower people affected by Parkinson’s Disease and related neurodegenerative diseases, improving their quality of life.

Executive Director: Mary C Schoeffel, CFRE

(239) 417-3465

2575 Northbrooke Plaza Drive, Building 300, Suite #301, Naples

parkinsonassociationswfl.org

 

Path2Freedom, Inc.

The organization is working to create hope and healing for child survivors of human trafficking by providing safe environments and long-term programs for recovery.

President and Founder: Ana Stevenson

(614) 425-1298

1200 Goodlette Road N., #9916, Naples

Path2Freedom.org

 

Pathways Early Education Center of Immokalee

As a leader in NCEF’s Early Learning Initiative, Pathways collaborates with other nonprofits to implement groundbreaking programs that close education gaps with high-quality early learning programs.

Director of Development: Brandon Dowdy

(239) 261-1774

4060 Tamiami Trail North, Unit 1, Naples

pathwaysearlyeducation.org

 

Project HELP, Inc.

Committed to providing hope, empowerment and healing to those affected by sexual violence, sudden death and other crimes. Project HELP provides free counseling, advocacy services and a 24-hour Crisis & Referral Helpline.

Executive Director: Eileen Wesley

(239) 649-1404

3050 Horseshoe Dr. N., Suite 280, Naples

projecthelpnaples.org

 

Providence House

Provides a faith-based, transitional housing and self-sufficiency program for motivated mothers who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Executive Director: Carol Hollander

(239) 692-8779

P.O. Box 128, Naples

providencehousenaples.org

 

RCMA

Established in 1965 and headquartered in Immokalee, it’s Florida’s largest nonprofit provider of early childhood education and a nationally-recognized charter school operator.

Executive Director: Isabel Garcia

(800) 282-6540

402 W. Main St., Immokalee

rcma.org

 

Ricky King Children’s Fund

The fund empowers families of sick, dying and disabled children, with essential services and medical equipment that these families otherwise could not afford. All boys and girls deserve a happy and healthy childhood, including those with special needs. This organization is the last hope for many families in need.

Executive Director: Jennifer Weidenbruch

(239) 449-0209

625 9th St. North, Suite 203, Naples

rickykingfund.org

 

Royal Palm Academy

A pre-K through eighth grade independent Catholic school committed to providing an extraordinary education with rich academics and strong character formation.

Head of School: Michael Bussman

(239) 594-9888

16100 Livingston Road, Naples

royalpalmacademy.org

 

Saint Ann School Foundation, Inc.

An independent nonprofit foundation dedicated to ensuring that faith-based education remains accessible to all families that desire it, regardless of income.

Executive Director: Pamela Macia

(239) 262-4110

475 Ninth Ave. S., Naples

foundationstann.org

 

Sampson’s International Nursing Society

The mission is to provide student nurses the opportunity to achieve their dream profession by providing scholarship grants and to serve local, state and international student nurses.

Executive Director: Linda Hill

(239) 370-7133

4400 23rd Ave. SW, Naples

sampsons-nurses.org

 

Seacrest Country Day School

An early-learning through high school college-preparatory school committed to intellectual engagement, ownership, and quality of character.

Head of School: Steven Caruso

(239) 793-1986

7100 Davis Blvd., Naples

seacrest.org

 

Shy Wolf Sanctuary Education & Experience Center

The nonprofit’s mission is to heal hearts and minds through rescue, sanctuary and education. The center teaches about captive-bred exotic animal rescue, while also helping animals in need.

Executive Director: Deanna Deppen

(239) 749-9653

P.O. Box 3032, Naples

shywolfsanctuary.org

 

Southwest Florida Music Education Center

In partnership with the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, SWFLMEC provides life-changing post-secondary music education for neurodivergent young adults, creating new pathways to success, fulfillment, and employment.

Vice President: Jennifer Clark

(239) 205-8258

5551 Ridgewood Drive, Suite 102, Naples

swflmusic.org

 

Special Olympics Florida – Collier County

Provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continued opportunities to share gifts, skills, and friendship.

Regional Director, West Coast: Megan Bosi

(239) 300-1927

27299 Riverview Center Blvd., Suite 106, Bonita Springs

specialolympicsflorida.org

 

St. Elizabeth Seton School

Since 1981, the school has offered excellent academics in a caring family community of faith, tradition and values for grades PK3 – eighth.

Principal: Maria Niebuhr, M.Ed.

(239) 455-2262

2730 53rd Terrace SW, Naples

saintelizabethseton.com

 

St. John Neumann Catholic High School

Committed to providing a rigorous, college preparatory education rooted in Gospel values and the educational philosophy of St. John Bosco.

Principal: Sister Patricia Roche

(239) 455-3044

3000 53rd St. SW, Naples

sjnceltics.org

 

St. Matthew’s House Inc.

This nonprofit provides innovative, compassionate and disciplined solutions for those experiencing hunger, homelessness, poverty and addiction. Through multiple locations, it operates shelters, a recovery program, thrift shops, a car detailing center, catering company, a new restaurant—all of which offer job opportunities.

CEO: Steven Brooder

(239) 774-0500

2001 Airport-Pulling Road S., Naples

stmatthewshouse.org

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society Naples

A network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, building a more just world through personal relationships with, and service to, people in need.

Principal: Kimberly Schul

(239) 775-2907

4451 Mercantile Ave., Naples

svdpnaples.org

 

STARability Foundation

STARability Foundation exists to transform the lives of individuals with disabilities through social, vocational, and educational connections to the community, while strengthening awareness and respect for individuals with different abilities.

Executive Director: Karen Govern

(239) 594-9007

5125 Castello Drive, Naples

STARability.org

 

Storytellers Creative Arts

A faith-based outreach organization that uses the arts to transform the lives of underprivileged children and their families, as well as people battling addiction in Southwest Florida. Through its community programs and partnerships, Storytellers has touched more than 4,000 lives.

Executive Director: Dr. William S. Barnett

(239) 287-7331

P.O. Box 111742, Naples

scanaples.org

 

Sunlight Home

A home and family for at-risk or homeless pregnant mothers and their children. Through mentoring and a structured program, Sunlight breaks the cycle of abuse and poverty.

Executive Director: Carmen Cisneros

(239) 352-0251

P.O. Box 9194, Naples

sunlighthome.org

 

Taste the Impact

A youth entrepreneurship program with a mission to provide motivated high school students with hands-on experience in all aspects of business and career readiness skills, which will empower them to change their lives.

Executive Director: Marie Capita

(239) 297-6814

2221 Corporation Blvd., Naples

tastetheimpact.org

 

The Alliance For Florida National Parks

The official philanthropic partner for Florida’s Everglades, Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks, as well as Big Cypress National Preserve. The Alliance supports programs through environmental education, exploration, preservation and protection, restoration and engagement.

Executive Director: Juan Cuet

(239) 665-4769

1390 S. Dixie Highway Suite 2217, Coral Gables

floridanationalparks.org

 

The Archangel Fund for Collier County Charities

Administered by Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, the fund supports programs to improve lives in underprivileged communities. Last year, more than $130,000 was granted to Collier County charities.

Rector: Edward Gleason

(239) 262-6581

553 Galleon Drive, Naples

artofgivingnaples.org

 

The Everglades Foundation

The foundation works to protect and restore America’s Everglades through science, advocacy and education. By coupling science with policy expertise, they are positioned as one of the most influential leaders in the fight to preserve and restore these unique wetlands.

Executive Director: Eric Eikenberg

(239) 206-1685

18001 Old Cutler Road, Suite 625,  Palmetto Bay

evergladesfoundation.org

 

The Fresh Start Fund for Survivors of Abuse

Collier Community Foundation runs this fund, with a mission to support Collier County individuals leaving abusive homes. The fund provides financial grants for expenses such as rent deposits, vehicle down-payments, education and more.

President and CEO: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000

1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples

freshstartfund.org

 

The Gene Doyle Memorial Foundation

Created to honor the memory and adventurous spirit of Naples High graduate Gene Doyle, the foundation awards the Gene Doyle Adventure Scholarship to Collier County high school juniors and seniors and college freshmen.

(239) 784-3014

P.O. Box 7225, Naples

genedoyle.org

 

The Holocaust Museum & Janet G. and Harvey D. Cohen Education Center

For more than 20 years the center has shared the important lessons of the Holocaust and respect for others through educational partnerships with Southwest Florida communities, teachers and students.

President and CEO: Susan L. Suarez

(239) 263-9200

975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd., Suite 108, Naples

hmcec.org

 

The Immokalee Foundation

Since 1991, the foundation has supported the educational and professional development of Immokalee’s youth, from kindergarten to postsecondary education, providing students with the resources and training to follow their educational and career pathways.

President and CEO: Noemi Y. Perez

(239) 430-9122

2375 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 308, Naples

immokaleefoundation.org

 

The League Club

An organization of women in Southwest Florida working to strengthen communities through fellowship, education, volunteerism and philanthropy. Membership is open to women who have been active members of a Junior League. Junior Leagues must also be members of the Association of Junior Leagues International.

President: Denise Hadley

(239) 353-3100

P.O. Box 413005-203, Naples

leagueclub.org

 

The Naples Players

The nonprofit troupe seeks to enrich, educate and entertain the community through a superior theatre experience. With a big expansion on the horizon, The Naples Players inspires passion for the performing arts through unparalleled access to the process, experience and conversations surrounding the arts and the community.

CEO and Executive Artistic Director: Bryce Alexander

(239) 434-7340

701 5th Ave. S., Naples

naplesplayers.org

 

The Patriot Fund

The fund serves the nation by honoring military veterans and their families, hosting fundraising events designed to inspire and educate the community about the needs of the local veterans. It partners with reputable charities that passionately deliver immediate and long-lasting impacts.

Executive Director: William Markham

(239) 597-8410

P.O. Box 1818, Mount Laurel

patriotfund.org

 

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children

The Shelter leads and collaborates with the community to prevent, protect and prevail over domestic violence and human trafficking. The nonprofit accomplishes this by providing two emergency shelters, nine transitional living cottages and more than 30 programs and services including its resale store, The Shelter Options Shoppe.

CEO: Linda Oberhaus

(239) 775-3862

P.O. Box 10102, Naples

naplesshelter.org

 

The Village School of Naples

An independent, faith-based, Pre-K through 12th grade institution that provides students with a rich and varied curriculum of academics, arts and athletics.

Head of School: Dennis Chapman

(239) 593-7686

6000 Goodlette Road N., Naples

villageschoolnaples.org

 

Trinity Life Foundation (TLF) Naples

The foundation is largely based on the principle of making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth in Collier County and acts as a source between the Juvenile Justice System and local agencies that provide support.

Founder and CEO: Bishop R.L. Neal

(239) 543-6181

480 Terracina Way, Naples

trinitylifefoundation.org

 

Voices of Naples

Formed in 2002 to provide an opportunity for singers in Collier and Lee Counties to study and perform a variety of choral music, there are now 70 singers performing in this musical nonprofit group.

(239) 293-0645

2249 Clipper Way, Naples

voicesofnaples.org

 

Wellfit Girls Program SWFL

Wellfit provides an adventurous and meaningful leadership, fitness and empowerment program, specifically designed to combine adventure and experiential learning to empower girls and their belief in themselves. The curriculum challenges girls to step out of their comfort zone and become confident and empowered leaders.

Executive Director: Tracey Williams

(239) 438-1079

6240 Shirley St., #204, Naples

wellfitgirls.org

 

Women’s Foundation of Collier County (WFCC)

WFCC is a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls in Collier County. The group promotes this change through grantmaking, advocacy and education.

President and CEO: Eileen Connolly-Keesler

(239) 649-5000

1110 Pine Ridge Road, Suite 200, Naples

wfcollier.org

 

YMCA of Collier County

The mission is put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

CEO: Cindy Love-Abounader

(239) 394-9622

101 Sand Hill St., Marco Island

ymca.org

 

Youth Haven, Inc.

Set on a verdant campus, Youth Haven is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for boys and girls ages 10-19 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, abandonment or homelessness.

CEO: Linda Goldfield

(239) 774-2904

5867 Whitaker Road, Naples

youthhavenswfl.org

 

 

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Abuse Counseling and Treatment (ACT), Inc.

ACT serves victims of domestic violence and their children and survivors of human trafficking in Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties.

Executive Director: Jennifer L. Benton

(239) 939-2553

P.O. Box 60401, Fort Myers

actabuse.com

 

Alliance for the Arts Inc.

A visual and performing arts center that aims to enrich the community through the arts. The Alliance provides a creative space with a year-round programming, from classes to exhibitions to theatrical performances on its indoor-outdoor campus.

Executive Director: Molly Deckart

(239) 939-2787

10091 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

artinlee.org

 

Alliance for Period Supplies of SWFL

The alliance consistently provides period products to the two-in-five women and girls in our communities who cannot afford to purchase this basic necessity.

President: Dusti Beaubien

(239) 877-2528

20110 Riverbrooke Run, Estero

apsofswfl.org

 

American Cancer Society

The mission is to save and celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Though the headquarters are in Tampa, the Society hosts fundraisers in the Naples and Fort Myers areas to support locals.

Associate Director of Development: Nina Gasparrini

(239) 321-5018

12810 USF Magnolia Drive, Tampa

cancer.org

 

American Heart Association

This preeminent volunteer organization is known for its dedication to fighting heart disease and stroke. This chapter provides Southwest Florida residents with resources to live longer, healthier lives.

Executive Director: Kelly Glewa

(239) 495-4904

9200 Estero Park Commons Blvd., #7, Estero

heart.org

 

Animal Refuge Center (ARC)

The center is Southwest Florida’s largest no-kill shelter. It rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes pets in need. ARC maintains 23 acres, complete with 15 cat buildings and 40 dog lodges for homeless animals.

Executive Director: Peggy Gore

(239) 731-3535

18011 Old Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers

animalrefugecenter.com

 

Asian Professionals Association of SWFL (APASWFL)

This nonprofit provides economic, social, intellectual and cultural enrichment for the local Asian American community to promote personal and professional growth.

Vice President: Pearl Cruz

(239) 771-9911

13650 Fiddlesticks Blvd., Suite 202-328, Fort Myers

apaswfl.org

 

Barbara’s Friends

The nonprofit provides equipment, staffing and services to support lifesaving cancer care at Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program is the only program of its kind in Southwest Florida.

Chief Development, Marketing and Communication Officer: Chris Simoneau

(239) 343-6950

9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers

barbarasfriends.org

 

Best Buddies Southwest Florida

Best Buddies provides social enrichment and relationship- building for children and adults with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization encourages leadership development among its members.

Area Director: Melanie Musick

(239) 275-2510

5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., #105, Fort Myers

bestbuddies.org

 

BIG ARTS

As part of the Barrier Island Group for the Arts Inc., its vision is to create great arts, entertainment, programs and learning experiences to inspire, enrich and delight in Sanibel and Captiva.

Executive Director: Lee Ellen Harder

(239) 395-0900

900 Dunlop Road, Sanibel

bigarts.org

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast – Lee County

The team matches youth with adult volunteers for a meaningful, enduring mentorship to help students achieve confidence, improved relationships and bright futures.

Regional Director: Kelly Palmer

(239) 288-4224

8280 College Parkway, #201, Fort Myers

bbbssun.org

 

Bobby Nichols—Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation

This foundation organizes an annual Pro-Am golf event, tennis tournament and auction to benefit charities that serve abused and at-risk children.

President: Mike Lancellot

(941) 363-1215

15391 Cannongate Drive, Fort Myers

nicholscup.org

 

Bonita Springs Assistance Office

Assists residents facing financial hardships due to crisis. Additional resources include a food pantry, annual Toys for Tots drive and monthly Senior Care and Share to distribute healthy food and hygiene essentials.

President: Teri Lamaine

(239) 992-3034

25300 Bernwood Drive, #6, Bonita Springs

bonitaassistance.org

 

Bonita Springs Historical Society

Works to preserve, protect and promote the city’s rich heritage and operates the 1915 McSwain Home in the historic downtown area.

President: Derrick Botana

(239) 992-6997

P.O. Box 3015, Bonita Springs

bonitaspringshistoricalsociety.org

 

Bonita Springs YMCA

This nonprofit organization provides people of all ages and backgrounds access to its programs and services, regardless of economic status; includes the Suwyn Early Learning Center.

Executive Director: Angel Cerritos

(239) 221-7560

27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs

ymcaswfl.org

 

Bonita Wonder Gardens

The property showcases the region’s rare and singular species, with beautiful flora growing in the botanical garden and habitats for rescued, unreleasable animals.

Executive Director: Neil Anderson

(239) 992-2591

27180 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs

wondergardens.org

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

The club works with youth in Lee County, empowering them to reach their full potential, both personally and within their communities.

CEO: Denise Gergley

(239) 334-1886

P.O. Box 62736, Fort Myers

bgclee.org

 

Cancer Alliance of Naples (CAN)

CAN provides non-medical financial aid, resources, and support to children and adults battling cancer in Lee and Collier counties.

Director of Programs: Neftali Feliciano

(239) 643-4673

3384 Woods Edge Circle, Suite 102, Bonita Springs

cancerallianceofnaples.com

 

The Canterbury School Inc.

Provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in an atmosphere emphasizing character, leadership and service. Teachers strive to prepare students for success in the most demanding post-secondary institutions and professions.

Executive Director: Jessica Wells

(239) 481-4323

8141 College Parkway, Fort Myers

canterburyfortmyers.org

 

Cape Coral Caring Center, Inc.

This emergency pantry service provides food and other necessities to those experiencing crises, from illness to job loss.

Executive Director: Julie Ferguson

(239) 945-1927

1420 SE 47th St., Cape Coral

capecoralcaringcenter.org

 

Cape Coral Community Foundation Inc.

Fosters a healthy and dynamic community where people are inspired to support, strengthen and enrich the quality of life through generosity and civic engagement throughout Southwest Florida.

CEO: Michael Chatman

(239) 542-5594

1405 SE 47th St., Suite 2, Cape Coral

capecoralcf.org

 

Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, Inc.

By fostering education and preservation efforts, the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife protects the area wildlife, such as the burrowing owl and gopher tortoise.

President: Pascha Donalson

(239) 980-2593

P.O. Box 152761, Cape Coral

ccfriendsofwildlife.org

 

Captains For Clean Water

This collection of local captains works within the community to restore and protect the area’s aquatic ecosystems through education, awareness, and scientifically backed solutions.

Executive Director: Daniel Andrews

(866) 670-2329

2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers

captainsforcleanwater.org

 

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

The centers provide resources for individuals to develop and explore visual and performative artistic expression through its two campus locations and yearround programming, which includes classes for adults and kids, exhibitions, and theater and musical performances.

President: Susan Bridges

(239) 495-8989

26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs

artcenterbonita.org

 

Child Care of Southwest Florida

The nonprofit provides early-childhood education for children between 6 weeks and 8 years old at its learning centers throughout Lee and Hendry Counties.

CEO: Chris Hansen

(239) 425-1008

6831 Palisades Park Court, Fort Myers

ccswfl.org

 

Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida

Offers resources to promote the safety, wellbeing and development of at-risk children and coordinated response services for child victims of neglect and abuse.

CEO: Julie Boudreaux

(239) 939-2808

3830 Evans Ave., Fort Myers

cac-swfl.org

 

Children’s Network of Southwest Florida

This leading agency for child welfare provides care for children adversely affected by abuse and neglect in Southwest Florida.

CEO: Nadereh Salim, MBA

(239) 226-1524

2232 Altamont Ave., Fort Myers

childnetswfl.org

 

Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW)

The nonprofit runs a teaching hospital and visitor education center dedicated to saving wildlife through veterinary care, research, education and conservation medicine.

Executive Director: Alison Hussey

(239) 472-3644

3883 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel

crowclinic.org

 

Collaboratory

Formerly Southwest Florida Community Foundation, this forward-thinking nonprofit unites residents of all ages, backgrounds, beliefs and imagination together to create solutions to the region’s major social problems by 2040, when today’s newborns will reach adulthood. The team also supports budding business owners and newly formed nonprofits to help achieve this goal.

CEO: Sarah Owen

(239) 274-5900

2031 Jackson St., Fort Myers

collaboratory.org

 

Community Cooperative, Inc.

The mission is to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County and support sustained positive change by delivering innovative food solutions, education and social service programs.

CEO: Stefanie Ink-Edwards

(239) 332-7687

3429 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

communitycooperative.com

 

CREW Land & Water Trust

A nonprofit dedicated to preservation and stewardship of the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed through land management and public education.

Executive Director: Robert Lucius

(239) 657-2253

23998 Corkscrew Road, Estero

crewtrust.org

 

Dress for Success SW Florida

Works to break the cycle of poverty by providing professional attire to help women secure employment, as well as programming that fosters confidence and successful business skills.

Business Development Manager: Nickole Hendra

(239) 689-4992

12995 S. Cleveland Ave., #153, Fort Myers

dressforsuccess.org

 

Drug Free Lee

Works to reduce substance abuse in Lee County by raising awareness of prevention resources through education.

Board Chair: Jonathan Engh

(239) 560-1929

3763 Evans Ave., #202, Fort Myers

drugfreeswfl.org

 

ECHO, Inc.

Operating from its Fort Myers’ test farm, ECHO combats local and global food insecurity by promoting sustainable, lasting solutions to families and schools.

President and CEO: Dr. Abram Bicksler

(239) 543-3246

17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers

echonet.org

 

Edison and Ford Winter Estates

The winter homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford contains 20 acres of botanical gardens, a 15,000-square-foot museum and a research laboratory.

President and CEO: Michael Flanders

(239) 334-7419

2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers

edisonford.org

 

Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida

Provides low or no-cost medical services, prescriptions and case management for uninsured adults with epilepsy. Free education and prevention programs are offered throughout the year.

Outreach Coordinator: Barbara Coleman

(239) 275-4838

4040 Palm Beach Blvd., Suite D, Fort Myers

epilepsy-services.org

 

Family Initiative

Supports youth living with autism and their families through social skills programs, clinical services and community education.

President: David Brown

(239) 910-0712

734 SW 4th St., Cape Coral

fi-florida.org

 

FISH OF SANIBEL-CAPTIVA 

A human services organization that provides social services, education and assistance to Sanibel and Captiva residents.

Assistant Executive Director: Maria Espinoza

(239) 472-4775

2430-B Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

fishofsancap.org

 

Florida Repertory Theatre

A professional regional theater company committed to improving the quality of life in the Southwest Florida community by making theatrical arts accessible to all.

Executive Director: John Martin

(239) 332-4665

2268 Bay St., Fort Myers

floridarep.org

 

Fort Myers Beach Art Association and Gallery

Led entirely by volunteers, the gallery promotes the arts within the Fort Myers Beach community. Programming includes workshops, exhibits, a studio space and classes.

President: Star Sherwood

(239) 463-3909

3030 Shell Mound Blvd., Fort Myers Beach

fortmyersbeachart.com

 

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

A Chidlren’s Miracle Network Hospital with comprehensive pediatric services, including a 24-hour emergency department, hematology-oncology unit, milk lab, Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center and Level III NICU with 70 private rooms.

Chief Development, Marketing and Communication Officer: Chris Simoneau

(239) 343-6950

9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers

givegolisano.org

 

Grand Piano Series

The mission is to preserve and present musical literature featuring artists of the highest caliber and enrich the SWFL community through active outreach and student and senior engagement.

Executive Director: Milana Strezeva

(646) 734-8179

grandpianoseries.org

 

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation

This foundation supports the chamber of commerce through educational grants, scholarships and programming for the Greater Fort Myers business community.

Interim President and CEO: Dianna Ryan

(239) 332-2930

2310 Edwards Drive, Fort Myers

fortmyers.org

 

Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra Inc.

Contributes to the region’s cultural enrichment by producing and performing a variety of performances, events, and community and educational projects.

Music Director: Andrew M. Kurtz

(239) 277-1700

6314 Corporate Court, Suite #100, Fort Myers

gulfcoastsymphony.org

 

Gulfshore Opera

Serving Collier, Lee and Charlotte Counties, Gulfshore Opera presents the highest quality of opera, theater and classical vocal music performances, and creates a positive social impact through a youth development choral program.

General and Artistic Director: Steffanie Pearce

(239) 529-3925

9911 Corkscrew Road, #105, Estero

gulfshoreopera.org

 

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

This Christian-based, volunteer-based organization builds homes for those in need and provides service work to communities in Lee and Hendry Counties.

CEO: Becky Lucas

(239) 652-0434

1288 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers

habitat4humanity.org

 

Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida

Southwest Florida’s largest hunger-relief nonprofit (and a member of Feeding America) serves Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

President and CEO: Richard LeBer

(239) 344-7007

3760 Fowler St., Fort Myers

harrychapinfoodbank.org

 

Home Base Florida Veteran and Family Cares

Home Base offers clinical, wellness and education services to veterans, service members and their families.

Senior Director: Armando Hernandez

(239) 338-8389

10501 FGCU Blvd. South, Fort Myers

homebase.org

 

Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, Inc.

This organization supports adults living with mental illness by connecting them with opportunities for paid employment and access to education, housing, and wellness services.

CEO: Erin Broussard

(239) 267-1777

3602 Broadway, Fort Myers

hopeclubhouse.org

 

Hope Healthcare

This nonprofit provides skilled hospice care and support for aging adults and resources to support their family members.

President and CEO: Samira K. Beckwith

(239) 482-4673

9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers

hopehcs.org

 

I WILL Mentorship Foundation (IWMF)

IWMF uses E-STEM-based programs to promote academic achievement, community involvement and socioeconomic mobility for local youth.

President and CEO: Jesse Bryson

(239) 666-8171

3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., #2, Fort Myers

iwmf2.org

 

IMAG History & Science Center

This interactive history and science education center offers programming and events geared toward all ages.

Executive Director: Matt Johnson

(239) 243-0043

2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers

theimag.org

 

Interfaith Charities of South Lee

Offers services aimed at combating food and housing insecurity within south Fort Myers and Estero.

Executive Director: Nancy Martin

(239) 267-3510

17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers

icslee.org

 

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

Prepares local future leaders and workforce by inspiring students through a diverse group of volunteer role models who teach them how to live, work and prosper in their community.

President and CEO: Angela Fisher

(239) 225-2590

13241 University Drive, Suite 102, Fort Myers

jaswfl.org

 

Keep Lee County Beautiful

Its volunteers protect Lee County’s natural environments through education and projects that promote beautification.

Executive Director: Trish Fancher

(239) 334-3488

1415 Colonial Blvd., #2, Fort Myers

klcb.org

 

Kids’ Minds Matter

An organization dedicated to advancing pediatric mental and behavioral health services; developing clinical pathways to treat patients; enhancing public awareness; and lobbying for systemic change and sustainable funding.

Chief Development, Marketing and Communication Officer: Chris Simoneau

(239) 343-6950

9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers

kidsmindsmatter.org

 

Lee Health Foundation

The foundation raises funds for Lee Health, including Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center, Lee Memorial Hospital and Golisano Children’s Hospital; also provides financial support for lifesaving healthcare programs.

Chief Development, Marketing and Communication Officer: Chris Simoneau

(239) 343-6950

9800 South HealthPark Drive, Suite 405, Fort Myers

leehealthfoundation.org

 

Kimmie’s Recovery Zone

Serves people living with mental health issues and substance use disorders. Peer-based recovery support services include awareness, prevention, education, harm reduction, advocacy and recovery.

Founder: Al Kinkle

(239) 451-4915

Fort Myers

kimmiesrecoveryzone.org

 

LARC Inc.

Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens serves the needs of individuals and families impacted by intellectual and developmental disabilities by celebrating their abilities and creating opportunities for all people in the community.

Executive Director: Angela Katz

(239) 334-6285

2570 Hanson St., Fort Myers

larcleecounty.org

 

Lee BIA Builders Care

The mission is to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly or disabled homeowners and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means.

Executive Director: Crystal Stouten

(239) 938-0056

6835 International Center Blvd., #4, Fort Myers

leebuilderscare.com

 

Lee County Black History Society

The society recognizes and celebrates Black history in Lee County. The team also created and operates the Williams Academy Black History Museum in Fort Myers.

Chairman: Charles Barnes

(239) 332-8778

1936 Henderson Ave., Fort Myers

leecountyblackhistorysociety.org

 

Lee Health Foundation

Promotes quality healthcare at Lee Health by raising awareness about the necessity of donation-based funding.

Chief Foundation and Development Officer: Chris Simoneau

(239) 343-6950

9800 S. Health Park Drive, #405, Fort Myers

leehealthfoundation.org

 

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Southwest Florida

The center provides disability resources and services—art therapy, exercise, case management, support groups—to individuals living with MS.

Executive Director: Kay Jasso

(239) 319-0904

3372 Woods Edge Circle, #103, Bonita Springs

mscenterswfl.org

 

Music For Minors Foundation, Inc.

Promotes musical arts in Collier and Lee Counties by providing students with instruments, access to private lessons and college music scholarships.

President: Don Rhynard

(239) 273-2250

P.O. Box 1503, Bonita Springs

music4minors.org

 

NAMI Lee, Charlotte and Hendry Counties

This organization is run by and for families, friends and individuals affected by mental illness. NAMI LCH provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness to help build better lives.

Executive Vice President: Vacharee Howard

(239) 337-9024

8191 College Parkway Suite 201, Fort Myers

namilee.org

 

Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida Inc.

Provides a safe and nurturing environment for young moms and their babies in foster care.

Executive Director: Alicia Miller

(239) 267-4663

7438 Carrier Road, Fort Myers

ourmothershome.org

 

Pace Center for Girls

The Lee County campus offers services, counseling and training that empower at-risk girls to succeed academically while promoting their emotional wellbeing.

Executive Director: Jennifer Cellitti

(239) 425-2366

3800 Evans Ave., Fort Myers

pacecenter.org

 

Providence Compassion Foundation

Supports Southwest Florida’s community of developing athletes and horses with funding for education, training, coaching, competition and travel needs. The organization also funds the care of rescue horses and sanctuary animals.

President: Heather Cassese

(239) 948-7669

13731 E. Terry St., Bonita Springs

providence.org

 

Rockin’ Christmas Fund, Inc.

The fund awards college scholarships to high-achieving students experiencing sudden loss of a parent. The group is also behind endowments at area high schools and universities.

Executive Director: Victoria Wolanin

(239) 225-6100

P.O. Box 1515, Sanibel

rockinchristmas.net

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, Inc.

The regional branch of the national nonprofit offers programs that support the health and wellness of families and children in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties.

Executive Director: Laura Ragain

(239) 437-0202

16100 Roserush Court, Fort Myers

rmhcswfl.org

 

Sanibel Community Association

The association manages the Sanibel Community House for residents to gather and socialize through education, culture and events.

Executive Director: Teresa Riska-Hall

(239) 472-2155

2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel

sanibelcommunityhouse.net

 

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)

SCCF works to protect and care for Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems through its brand pillars of water quality research, advocacy, coastal wildlife, native landscaping, land preservation and education.

CEO: James Evans

(239) 565-3641

P.O. Box 839, Sanibel

sccf.org

 

Senior Friendship Centers

Provides assistance to homebound, low-income adults ages 60 and over through services, including monthly food bags, in-person visits, electrical assistance and a hotline number.

CEO: Erin McLeod

(239) 275-1881

12734 Kenwood Lane, Unit 85, Fort Myers

friendshipcenters.org

 

Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center

Dedicated to bringing world-class art events to its restored, state-of-the-art facility, SBDAC presents a wide range of events, including concerts, art exhibitions, galas, lectures and educational arts experiences for children and adults.

CEO: James Griffith

(239) 333-1933

2301 First St., Fort Myers

sbdac.com

 

Special Equestrians, Inc.

Therapy meets horses at this nonprofit organization, where programs include therapeutic horseback riding, therapeutic carriage driving, hippotherapy and a veterans program.

Executive director: Jan Fifer

(239) 226-1221

P.O. Box 61528, Fort Myers

specialequestrians.net

 

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.

This organization supports region’s growing pediatric healthcare system through its primary fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

Executive director: Heidi Davis

(239) 433-4260

2031 Jackson St., Suite 110, Fort Myers

swflwinefest.org

 

Symphonic Chorale of SWFL, Inc., DBA Choral Artistry

As the tri-county area’s only paid professional core community chorus, Choral Artistry produces concerts and collaborations with other ensembles, along with the annual SingOut! community choral festival.

Board President: Patricia Rice

(239) 560-5695

P.O. Box 07105, Fort Myers

choralartistry.org

 

The Dubin Center

A nonprofit organization that provides resources, support groups, educational training and social activities to caregivers and individuals living with dementia in Southwest Florida.

Executive director: Lynne Thorp

(239) 437-3007

12685 New Brittany Boulevard, Fort Myers

dubincenter.com

 

The Heights Foundation/ The Heights Center

This organization promotes family and community development within the Harlem Heights neighborhood by providing education, wellness support and access to the arts.

Founder, President and CEO: Kathryn Kelly

(239) 482-7706

15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers

heightsfoundation.org

 

Think Pineapple Foundation 

Think Pineapple works to support and provide relief to local hospitality businesses and industry members in times of crisis.

President: Rafael Feliciano

(239) 271-6161

24840 S. Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs

thinkpineapplefoundation.org

 

Tommy Bohanon Foundation

The foundation helps at-risk youth reach their highest potential on and off the playing field. Since 2017, TBF has dispersed more than half a million dollars back into Southwest Florida’s children.

Executive Director: Katie Schaible Bohanon

(239) 671-0441

2031 Jackson St., Suite 180, Fort Myers

tommybohanonfoundation.org

 

Turtle Time, Inc.

Licensed by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, this all-volunteer organization is dedicated to conserving and recovering endangered and threatened marine turtles.

Founder: Eve M. Haverfield

(239) 481-5566

3627 Heritage Lane, Fort Myers

turtletime.org

 

United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people in the community through fundraising, fund distribution, community building, volunteer advancement and United Way 211 information and referral.

CEO: Jeannine Joy

(239) 433-2000

7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers

unitedwaylee.org